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: good evening. i'm anthony mason. mitt romney has filled out his ticket and drawn the battle lines for campaign 2012. with the republican convention just over two weeks away, the presumed presidential nominee has named congressman paul ryan to be his running mate. he made the announcement this morning in norfolk, virginia, the kickoff to a swing state bus tour. jan crawford is on the campaign trail in manassas, virginia, tonight. jan. >> reporter: anthony, paul ryan was a favorite of some conservatives who were urging romney to go bold, but still his announcement today came as something of a surprise. but as you can see from the crowds behind me, it instantly reset this presidential race. in norfolk, ryan stepped off the retired battle ship uss "wisconsin" and on to the national stage enjiegz the conservative base and injecting substantive issues into the campaign. >> a lot of people in the other party might disagree with paul ryan. i don't know of anyone who doesn't respect his character and judgment. >> reporter: as chairman of the house budget committee, the stef-term congressma
of the larger housing picture in danger that is starting to improve dramatically in anthony mason has more. in new jersey toll brothers a home- building company is putting a outhouses and hiring more workers coopers the company's vice president for finance across markets needed states and to add many price points buyers are coming back. toll brothers which builds high-end homes in 20 states slides owners jump 50% was it's probably the most optimistic we've been in the last five years. and prices are starting to rise in a hundred and 10 of 147 metropolitan markets. the median price of an existing single-family home is now $181,500. an increase of more than 7% from a year ago let's and that's the strongest gain since 2006 at the same time delinquency rates on mortgage loans are declining analysts see the track tracking of housing for the newsletter inside mortgage finance says the construction industry is coming back from the dead. it's actually creating jobs and is helping the economy it's just not not help elect christine home prices are still 20% below their peak of its and builders say t
: good evening. i'm anthony mason. he was a combat naval aviator, space pioneer and the first man to set foot on the moon. today neil armstrong died from complications following heart bypass surgery. he was 82 years old. in a statement, his family called him a reluctant american hero. armstrong long shunned the spotlight, even though he played a leading role in one of the greatest moments in american history. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> a brilliant surface and the sunlight. it's an interesting place to be. i recommend it. >> mason: when neil armstrong set foot on the moon on july 20, 1969 he fulfilled the goal that had been set by president john kennedy just eight years earlier. it was a long, long way from his birth place near tiny wapakoneta, ohio, in 1930. armstrong's fascination with airplanes began with his first flight at age 6, and that fascination never abandoned him. he left purdue university in 1950 when the korean war broke out and flew 78 combat missions as a naval aviator. after the war he became a test pilot and flew the hottest aircraft
crisis for farmers-- sand. and... ♪ memories... >> pelley: anthony mason on marvin hamlisch and the musical memories he left us. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well, it was the picture that once you saw it you could not forget it. jared lee loughner, the 23-year-old college dropout who gravely wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords in an inexplicable shooting spree last year that left six dead and 13 wounded. today a federal judge in arizona ruledded that loughner was competent to understand the charges against him, allowed him to plead guilty and he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. bill whitaker's at the federal courthouse in tucson. bill? >> reporter: bob, judge larry burns, who has presided over this case since the beginning, said he saw a different jared loughner today. loughner, who shouted and ranted at a hearing last year today was quiet and subdued and spoke with a slurred but understandable voice. for most of the two-hour hearing, loughner
who treated james holmes just weeks before the colorado massacre. and anthony mason on the obama and romney tax plans and how they would affect the middle class. captioning sponsored by cbs >> thi >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley reporting tonight from the republican national convention. >> pelley: good evening. republicans are gathering here for the biggest night of their convention, but we still have an eye on a crisis unfolding along the gulf. floodwaters are rising, the legacy of hurricane isaac. the storm is now a tropical depression moving north.are beig evacuated downstream, including the entire town of kentwood, louisiana. byron pitts is there. byron. >> reporter: well, scott, firefighters and deputies drove through neighborhoods here. they spoke on loud speakers. they gave clear and simple directions-- "you have 90 minutes. pack what you can and go." kim garmillion and her husband thought they were done running when they moved here from new orleans. they were wrong. >> i think it's crazy. we moved here after katrina, and we're just praying that everythin
in the struggling housing market. anthony mason tells us foreclosures are down, prices are up. win or lose, these women are making history at the olympics. mark phillips is in london. and byron pitts is on a farm that's cropped up where you'd least expect it. >> i had such a burning desire to grow captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. food. >> schieffer: and good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. lawyers for james holmes, the man charged in the "batman" movie massacre said today holmes is mentally ill. the disclosure came when the lawyers appeared with holmes at a colorado court hearing in the attack that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, an attack that has left holmes facing multiple murder charges that carry the death penalty. john blackstone is at the courthouse in centennial, colorado. john. >> reporter: bob, it was a one-hour, 20-minute hearing in which james holmes did not seem to be engaged in any way. he sat with his hand shackled, folded in his lap, often just staring at the courthouse ceiling. when james holmes first appeared in c
downturn. they're also paying attention to romney's and president obama tax policies. anthony mason compared them. to see how they would affect the middle class. >> in middletown, ohio, deanna and terry shores consider themselves and their two boys a typical middle class family. >> what would be the difference between a report and essay? >> deanna teaches english at miami university. terry teaches middle school. both have masters degrees. >> we're middle class, two professional homes. we thought it would look a certain way and be a certain way. >> do you feel like the middle class actually gets lost in the middle? >> we kind of get looked at as well, they're doing okay and we're not. we're struggling to maintain the notion of america. >> on the streets of middletown, the signs of that economic struggle are everywhere. back in 1957, look magazine gave middletown it's all america city award. but a lot has changed. 50 years later, forbes magazine ranked it one of america's fastest dying towns. >> as businesses have left, the poverty rate has soared here. and the american dream feels mo
at just 68 years old. anthony mason has his story. >> this was the original melody ... >> in 1973 marvin hamlisch was asked to write a song for barbra streisand. they met a decade before in the orchestra pit of the show " funny girl ". >> he was the rehearsal pianist. and i was loved marvin. >> memories ... ♪ >> the tune for the film " the way we were " would become her first number one single. the son of a new york accordion player, he went on to win at every major entertainment award. the oscar for the way we were and the sting for the adaptation of scott joplin's ragtime music. he won emmys and grammys and a tony for the score to a chorus line. which also earned him a pulitzer prize. he loved show tunes. but he also scored more than 40 films. in a 1999 documentary about the way we were, he said that originally he left the film's famous theme music out of the last seen but noticed test audiences did not cry. >> i remember going to this studio music department and saying " you have to let me go back in and record this ending. and he did not let me to. >> so he paid for the musicians t
corn production will be the lowest in 17 years. reports from anthony mason and seth doane on what that will mean the farmers, the economy and you. west nile virus. the potentially deadly disease becomes an epidemic in one of america's biggest cities. manuel bojorquez is there. an afghan in an army uniform guns down three american marines. david martin reports it's happening more and more. and steve hartman "on the road." if you paint it, they will come. >> look at that mob! captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm bob schieffer. hardly a day passes that we don't show you pictures of the great drought of 2012. but the government put out a report today that brings home just how severe it really is, and it's not just farmers and stockmen who are affected. it's going to mean higher priceses for everyone. nearly one quarter of the country is now in extreme or exceptional drought. today for the second month in a row the agriculture department said that means corn and soybean production will be dow
." the way we were." composer marvin hamlisch has died in los angeles. he was just 68. anthony mason has his story and his music. >> this was the original melody. >> reporter: in 1973, marvin hamlisch was asked to write a song for barbra streisand. they'd met a decade before in the orchestra pit of the show "funny girl" wenham hreurb was 19. >> he was the rehearsal pianist. i always loved marvin. ♪ memory... >> reporter: the tune for the film "the way we were" would become streisand's first number one single. the son of a new york accordion player, hamlisch went on to win every major entertainment award-- the oscar for both "the way we were" and "the sting" for his adaptation of scott lop joplin's ragtime music. he won emmies, grammys and a tony for the score to "a chorus line" which also earned him a pulitzer prize. hamlisch loved show tunes. >> one and two and three and four...! >> reporter: but he also scored more than 40 films. in a 1999 documentary about "the way we were" hamlisch said originally he left the film's famous theme music out of the last scene but noticed test audiences di
. >> schieffer: nancy cordes and anthony mason on the campaign anth that just got personal. thousands of illegal immigrants line up for a chance to stay in the united states. bill whitaker on the controversial new immigration withcy. after the fire-- ben tracy is with a family that lost nearly everything but their memories. >> there's so much sadness and grief and despair. >> schieffer: and the drought's causing a feeding frenzy. seth doane will have a bird's- eye view. >> well, i'm speechless. i am really. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well who was that said once mitt romney put paul ryan on the ticket, it meant we would finally have a campaign about two competing visions for the country, a campaign about substance? actually, i was the one who said th that, but what do i know? today, we have a campaign that is turning into one of the nastiest and most personal of modern times, one side accusing the other of coming unhinged, the other invoking charges of anger and hate. nancy corde
crawford, anthony mason, and bob schieffer. and "on the road" with steve hartman. a silent soldier hears the call of duty. >> 660 years later. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the storm cleared over the gulf coast today and the full impact of hurricane katrina is now becoming clear. the first hurricane to hit the u.s. this season left at least five people dead. more than 20 inches of rain combined with the storm surge left whole neighborhoods underwater in louisiana. the power is still out for more than half a million homes and businesses and the damage could top $2 billion. our mark strassmann has been talking with some of the people who have lost nearly everything. >> reporter: for the first time today we were able to look from the air at the abandoned neighborhoods in plaquemines parish, swamped by five feet of isaac's storm surge. crews have begun cutting as many as 10 holes in its levees east and west banks to drain the water and in brathwaite, 19 miles south of norlts, residents are frustrated just as they wer
on the moment he died earlier today from complications of heart surgery age of 82. anthony mason looks back at his legacy >>> one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >>> and interesting place to be brilliant surface on the sunlight i recommended >>> when neil armstrong stepped on the moon on july 20, 1969 he fulfill the goals set by president john f. kennedy along with from his birthplace near zero in ohio in 1930. his fascination with airplanes began with this first flight at 86 that fascination never abandon him he left for university in 1950 when the korean war broke out and flew as a naval aviator after the war he became a test pilot and for the hottest aircraft including the ex 15 rocket plan. he took the craft to 207,000 ft. almost 38 mi. and the edge of space. he was in the first group of civilian astronauts and made his initial flight 1966 aboard jim the night 8 emission almost ended in disaster when the thrusters stuck open sending the ship morning through space. he used a backup system to stop the one revolution per second span and made an emergency landing in the paci
. and... memories... anthony mason on marvin hamlisch and the musical memories he left us. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well, it was the picture that once you saw it you could not forget it. jared lee loughner, the 23-year- old college dropout who gravely wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords in an inexplicable shooting spree last year that left six dead and 13 wounded. today a federal judge in arizona ruled that loughner was competent to understand the charges against him, allowed him to plead guilty and he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. bill whitaker's at the federal courthouse in tucson. bill? >> reporter: bob, judge larry burns, who has presided over this case since the beginning, said he saw a different jared loughner today. loughner, who shouted and ranted at a hearing last year today was quiet and subdued and spoke with a slurred but understandable voice. for most of the two-hour hearing, loughner sat calmly by his lawyer's side as his court
to look at what is coming up later on cbs this morning. anthony mason joins us live from new york on monday. good morning. >> good morning, speaking of politics, we will be talking to bob schieffer about the first during interview with mitt romney and paul ryan. and david axelrod will be with us. and we will look back at a classic charlie rose conversation with jerry seinfeld. we will see you at 7:00. >> anthony mason, thank you so much, have a great show. wall street is 15 minutes into their new session this monday and we have the early results from ashley morrison from cbs money watch .com. good morning. >> good morning, weak economic reports from japan put a chill on asian markets. tokyo lost a fraction we'll hongkong also shed half a percent. wall street was looking to continue their winning ways this week however the weak economic report was dragging markets lower. let's head to wall street right now to see where we stand. the dow still in negative territory down by 11 points. the nasdaq turning positive slightly but still up in the green, up one point on this monday morning.
he was cheated on. i'm anthony mason. charlie rose and gayle king are off. >> i'm rebecca brown. >> ice cream has been my problem so this boot camp of getting up early is healthy. >> i'm glad to hear it. of course the kristen stewart, pattinson breakup, i know that impacted you as well. >> it did but my wife has got me well trained. >> all right. 50 years ago helen gurley brown began to change the lives of american women with a book called "sex and the single girl." she kept on influencing their behavior for decades. we remember the remarkable woman who died monday at the age of 90. >> reporter: when helen gurley brown took over "cosmopolitan" magazine in 1935, she turned it into a how-to manual for the sexual revolution. women either devoured every issue or dismissed it as trash even though they secretly read it at the hair salon. nobody else told them this. >> if you're a single woman and you're having sex, you don't have to put your head in the oven. don't feel guilty. >> reporter: by the time brown not long before she stepped down after 32 years as editor in chief, it wasn't
on him. it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning" this morning. i'm anthony mason. charlie rose and gayle king are off. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. good to have you with us again. >> ice cream has been my problem, so this boot camp of getting up early gets better. >> happy to hear it. and the kristen stewart/pattinson breakup i know impacted you as well. >> it did, but my wife's got me well trained. >>> all right, 50 years ago, helen gurley brown began to change the lives of american woman with a book called "sex and the single girl." she kept influencing their talk and behavior for decades, and sunday morning's marcia teichner remembers the remarkable woman who died monday at the age of 90. >> reporter: when helen gurley brown took over "cosmopolitan" magazine in 1965, she turned it into a how-to manual for the sexual revolution. women either devoured every issue or dismissed it as trash, even though they secretly read it at the hair salon. nobody else told them this -- >> if you happen to be a single woman and you're having sex, you don't have to put your head in the oven. it's
'm anthony mason. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. we want to get you to our top story. the big news in the presidential campaign. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has chosen congressman paul ryan of wisconsin to be his vice presidential running mate. romney is making it official and kicking off the run-up to november. this morning in norfolk, virginia and cbs news political correspondent jan crawford is there. she joins us now. good morning to you, jan. >> reporter: well, good morning, rebecca. we've just learned that governor romney made this decision ten days ago on wednesday, august 1st. he called paul ryan that day so that they could get together. he didn't tell the congressman on that day that he was the pick. but they got together and then as the days proceeded, he made his picks known to the others and the runners-up last night. now, they will be here coming here shortly. this is of course, the u.s.s wisconsin where paul ryan is from. that was a clue to some people that perhaps ryan would be the pick. this is something that caught everyone off guard. no one thoug
. >>> good morning. i'm anthony mason. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. here are a few of the stories we'll be looking at on "cbs this morning saturday." tropical storm isaac takes aim at haiti and the dominican republic and could pose a major threat to florida as republicans get ready for their national convention in tampa. once the curtain rises, it's mitt romney's chance to take center stage and reintroduce himself to voters. >>> deadly gunfire in front of one of the most famous landmarks. a workplace supervisor is gunned down outside the empire state building leaving two people dead and nine injured. >>> more questions than answers in jonesboro, arkansas. a man whose hands were handcuffed behind his back in a patrol committed suicide. the man's family calls it murder. >>> we open up the cbs vault for an interview with edward r murrow talking with grouch owe marx. >> this is a swimming pool, ed. can you see it? >> yes, i can. >> i lived here 22 years before i lived in a pool. i always had the water. this year i put the concrete around it. >> all that and so much more on "cbs this morn
. anthony mason has our details. >> reporter: in new jersey, toll brothers, a homebuilding company, is putting up houses and hiring more workers. fred cooper is the company's vice president for finance. >> across many markets in the united states, and across many, many price points, buyers are coming back. >> reporter: toll brothers, which builds high-end homes in 20 states, saw its orders jump 50% in the second quarter from a year ago. >> it's probably the most optimistic we've been in the last five years. >> reporter: and prices are starting to rise. in 110 of 147 metropolitan markets, the median price of an existing single-family home is now $181,500, an increase of more than 7% from a year ago. that's the strongest gain since 2006. at the same time, delinquency rates on mortgage loans are declining. analysts see an improving house market across the board. >> reporter: guy ceccala says the construction industry is coming back from the dead. >> it's actually creating jobs and it is helping the economy. it's just not helping it like we've seen in the past. >> reporter: home prices
. michelle miller on the latest crisis for farmers-- sand. and... ♪ memories... >> pelley: anthony mason on marvin hamlisch and the musical memories he left us. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well, it was the picture that once you saw it you could not forget it. jared lee loughner, the 23-year-old college dropout who gravely wounded
. anthony mason will take us along. ♪ it's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk ♪ >> reporter: he sold nearly 50 million records. but last year glen campbell was diagnosed with alzheimers disease. so the rhinestone cow boy making one last ride. ♪ galveston, o, galveston. >> reporter: ♪ the back-up tour includes two sons and daughter ashley. seems like you're kind of keeping an eye on him out there. >> yeah, yeah. i feel a little protective of him. >> reporter: ahead on sunday morning, saying good-bye to glen campbell. ♪ is still on the line >> cowan: the chainsaw seems an unlikely tool for creating art but in hancock, maine, bill geist found the guru of the craft, an artist who is clearly a cut above. >> reporter: maine is vacationland. filled with unique roadside attractions. none more so than ray murphy's live chainsaw art show. we'll meet the father of chainsaw art, although we may not hear him, later on sunday morning. >> cowan: rit a braver launches our look at key issues in campaign 2012. this morning the debate over gaiman marriage. steve
. >> osgood: anthony mason catches up with the outstanding singer rufus wainwright. nancy giles shares hair-raising thoughts about hair. from steve hartman we'll hear about one town's tribute to a neighbor who always delivered and more. but first here are the headlines for this sunday morning the 19th of august, 2012. we begin in london where the latest chapter in the saga of wicky leaks julian assange is now unfolding. kelly is with us from the front of the building where assange has taken refuge which houses the embassy of ecuador. good morning, kelly. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. no sign of julian assange just yet but we have heard from one of his lawyers who came out to speak to reporters less than an hour ago. he said assange has no plans to surrender. in fact they're mounting a new legal challenge. no details on what this legal challenge might be. assange has been fighting extradition to sweden to answer questions on a couple of sexual assault cases. that's because he fears the country will then send him on on on 0 to the united states where he believes he's face trial, possibl
no time returning the favor. anthony mason from cbs this morning joins us with a preview of the show. they are focusing on politics. good morning. >> good morning, mike and andrea. both presidential candidates and their running mates will be campaigning in key states today. we'll show you how president obama and a few hecklers in iowa wasted no time attacking his rival's vice presidential pick. all -- political director john dickerson looks at how ryan's selection is shaping the race. we'll see you at 7:00. >> have a good show. >>> now to some local politics. maryland's house of delegates will finally take up the issue of expanded gambling today. >> the key part of the debate, building a new casino in prince george's county. kristin fisher is live at national harbor which is the favorite site for that proposed casino. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: g. that's right. good -- >> reporter: that's right. good morning. the bill would still need to be approved by the senate, signed by the governor, approved by voters in november, but if this bill is passed in the house of delegates tod
other than the yankees for once. anthony mason of cbs this morning are talking nats today. good morning. >> hold on a second, mike and andrea. i'm a mets fan so i'm doing all the suffering around here. good morning. a lot of people are talking about those first place nationals and stephen strasburg. we'll talk to the national g.m. mike rizzo about his decision to pull strasburg off the mound even though it will hurt the team's chance at the world series. also the disappearing flaishiers of montana's glacier national park. we'll show you how warmer temperatures are melting the glaciers threatening wildlife and the water supply when we see you at 7:00. >> i hope you'll be tuning in because your mets are down here in the capital city this weekend. >> be kind to us, please. >> i think it will be a sweep. maybe not 11-1. >> come on. give us a game. >> i like the positive approach. it's going to hurt them pulling stref ten strasburg -- stephen strasburg when they're in the world series. >>> today the presidential campaign lands in fairfax county. it's another virginia stop for vice presidenti
. >> that is a great story. i'm anthony mason. >>> the vatican is expected to announce as early as monday whether a butler who worked in the pope's household will stand trial for theft and leaking documents that have embarrassed the church. charlie d'agata is in the london bureau with more. good morning, charlie. >> good morning, anthony. it certainly looks like the butler did it. but the vatican seems determined to make sure the source of the worst breach in modern history remains a mystery. palo, the man in the front seat of the pope mobile was arrested two month ago as the sole suspect accused of leaking certain documents to the italian press. dubbed vat-leaks they included private correspondence from pope benedict himself. they revealed corruption and power struggles at the highest levels of the catholic church. as pope benedict's personal butler for six years, he was privy to the innermost workings and hushed conversations behind the secret walls of vatican city. when the leaks broke and gabriellea was quickly identified as the source, the pope felt shocked and saddened by the betrayal of so
is off. >> i'm anthony mason and james brown is with us. >> anthony, you never thought you'd see the day where men are talking about fashion. >> you missed this part. they were all discussing what to do with their han kerchiefs. >> a group of u.s. special forces is taking aim at president obama in a video out this morning. the organization accuses the obama administration of putting americans at risk by leaking classified information. it also says the president took too much credit for the death of osama bin laden. >> mr. president, you did not kill osama bin laden, america did. the work that the american military has done killed osama bin laden, you did not. >> senior correspondent john miller, former deputy director of national intelligence is with us. what's the video, john? good morning? where did it come from? >> well, it's a very carefully crafted 22-minute documentary style video, highly produced kind of in the bourne identity way with a lot of radar dishes and graphics. it looks a little bit like a spy film, but what it is is a mixture of some undeniable fact threaded through som
. charlie rose is off today. >> i'm anthony mason. back with us is james brown, j.b. >> everything is rhetorical, right? >> good to see you guys as well. >> a new york man is out on bail this morning. charged with faking his own death to cash in on hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance money. as erin moriarty reports, his son has also been charged and now they're blaming each other. >> for a man who supposedly drowned last month, this man looked pretty healthy in new york wednesday. he was released on $100,000 bail after pleading not guilty to fraud charges. >> he was going to florida, absolutely. but he didn't intend to commit insurance fraud. >> authorities say the 47-year-old and his son jonathan hatched a plan to collect more than $400,000 in life insurance. jonathan ross told park police his father was missing. sparking a massive search costing more than $30,000. days later, the missing man's brother told authorities roth was staying at his orlando timeshare. >> there was an enormous effort here with helicopters and boats and divers going out looking for this man when
back to "cbs this morning." i'm he anthony mason. charlie rose and gayle king are off today. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. james brown is with us. >> i like the way you said that. good to see you again. >> i'm just excited that you are here at the table. >> feeling is mutual. congratulations. you're now the saturday tv -- >> i am. >> all good. >> we're keeping down the fort this week. >>> governor mitt romney's running mate, congressman paul ryan, is heading out on his first solo campaign swing this morning and chip reed is traveling with the republican vice presidential candidate. he's in des moines, iowa. chip, great to see you. >> reporter: good morning to you. paul ryan will be here at the iowa state fair later today. romney's campaign hopes that ryan's midwestern roots will help in this important battleground state. back in washington ryan is extremely well known as a leading conservative, but out here in the real world a lot of people are wondering who exactly is paul ryan. wisconsin congressman paul ryan spent his first weekend on the national stage campaigning in swing states cru
that car. and i'm anthony mason. james brown is here. july was the hottest month in the lower 48 states since they started keeping records in 1895. we've seen record droughts and huge wildfires because of that. >> and extreme weather is having another troubling effect. as ben tracy reports, it's melting a few remaini ining glas in the u.s. >> 2 million people visit montana's national park each year and most folks go there to see one of the masses of ice. but the glaciers are melting much faster than scientists predicted a few years ago and could be entirely gone in just two decades. >> reporter: it is a landscape so stunning, it's called the crown. >> it's really something else. >> reporter: over tens of thousands of years, massive sheets of ice slowly slid and chewed away at the rock carving out these valleys. but now these frozen forces of nature are in full-scale retreat. >> we are into something that is very unusual. >> reporter: dan is a scientist with united states geological survey. he's been studying the glaciers at glacier national park for years. >> the glaciers are continuing
to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. charlie rose is off. we're well covered today. 'm anthony mason and james brown is with us. >> i took a lot of coffee today. >> the men are talking about fashion. >> you missed this part. they were discussing what to do with their handkerchief. >> how do i match my pen to my outfit. >> the fashion segment of the show has been cut. >>> a group of former u.s. intelligence and special forces is taking aim at president obama in a video out this morning. the organization accuses the obama administration of putting americans at risk by leaking classified information. it also says the president took too much credit for the death of osama bin laden. >> mr. president, you did not kill osama bin laden. america did. the work that the american military has done killed osama bin laden. you did not. >> senior correspondent john miller, a former deputy director of national intelligence is with us now. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> what is the video and where did it come from? >> it's a carefully crafted 22-minute documentary-style video, highly produced k
-- i came on here as a guest i think when this was all going on. >> anthony mason, cbs like anch anchorman. >> andrew mason. >> oh, that's an entirely different person. oh, okay. never mind. >> the only good news. >> i have to go to home depot. >> if groupon issues groupons for its shares. >> that's an idea. >> they should have when it was $25. results from home depot. they earned $1.01 for the second quarter, 4 cents above estimates. sales of 20.6 billion, slightly short of the 20.7 billion consensus estimates. at home depot. also raised its 2012 earnings to 2.95 a share, and that isn't just a raise above the company's own forecast. it's above street estimates, that could help. it has been one of the best performing stocks. >> you know who likes this stock in particular? >> who does? >> paul ryan. >> paul ryan owns home depot. >> paul ryan owns home depot. i went through some of his filings last night. >> how many shares? >> that i don't know. it's limited between 1,000 to 15,000. he doesn't own a lot. >> does he own a round lot? even 100 shares? i bet he doesn't. one thing i do
sales back at two year high, up 3.6% in july. again, another good sign for the housing market. anthony sanders is a professor at george mason university. he's joining us now from washington, d.c. mr. sanders, always good of you to be here. the existing home sales numbers were up as well, not as good as people thought, but are we off to the races at this point? >> well, thanks a lot for having me, dagen. it's improving. we're sort of in -- [inaudible] -- as opposed to a full recovery. mortgage purchase applications are stuck, very low. 7% of new housing loans are coming from family members and related parties, not from the banks. it will be a muted recovery. dagen: we have mortgage rates going back up. i'm wondering if you're bernanke and the federal reserve and you are sitting there watching that, that would be another reason if you're still concerned about housing getting off the ground, that would be another reason to come out to try and keep interest rates where they are, because if you're not buying a house at record low interest rates, if they start going up significantly, i don't
, cheney mason, told nbc news, "we continue to be concerned about her safety and security. right now, she is safe and will continue to be." anthony has been unemployed, according to her monthly checking form, and had no probation violations, say corrections officials. she is no longer under their jurisdiction in any way. >> casey anthony is probably never going to be free. she's always going to be projected to intense public scrutiny because of the nature of this trial. >> reporter: while she's legally free, casey anthony may find herself forever bound by chains in the court of public opinion. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news. >>> up next, the college student who fooled everyone by pretending to be a star. we'll meet him right after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. are you a fan of demoisier? [ thinking ] demois-a-who? okay, you know you're smart. you just ordered a premium ro
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